The last thirteen months of the pandemic have really put a damper on my photographic output and my creativity.
My wife and I have taken social distancing very seriously and after the first few months of shooting portraits masked up and with a telephoto lens,
I even cut back on that.
I have turned inward and I've been working on my online print business and scanning negatives and transparencies and finally finished my Skateboarding coffee table book, "The Golden Years - 1980-1989".
I also purchased a nice quality printer and started printing images I had never seen on paper. There is no greater feeling to a photographer than making prints of their images, be it analog or digital, it gives them validity.
I have gotten out on a few photo excursions over the last year, usually to locations where other humans were scarce. A few weeks ago, we took a quick trip out to Borrego Springs to get outside and enjoy the expanse of the desert. I ended up not shooting desert-scapes that I had foreseen, but instead ended up shooting an old abandoned building on the Inside where artists had kindly left their art for me to document.
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